Is Obama Considering Sanctions Against Israel?

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If it’s not one thing it’s another with this lousy administration. President Obama has made it clear during his tenure that he is no friend of Israel. While he says all the right things at the right times, his insistence on marginalizing the Israeli right to peace and protection in favor of championing the Palestinian cause has damaged our relationship with our best Middle Eastern ally. Now comes news that Obama is ready to consider imposing economic sanctions on Israel for their continued construction in Jerusalem.

Obama, of course, refuses to comment. Reporters tried to pin down State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Thursday, but she is obviously well-practiced in the art of the dodge. She declined to confirm or deny reports that secret administration meetings have been taking place to mull action against Israel. According to the reports, revealed by Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper, the meetings took place a couple of months ago and included top officials from the White House as well as the State Department.

A Dangerous Philosophy In a Dangerous Time

It’s unthinkable that Obama would consider levying sanctions against Israel while simultaneously lifting them on Iran. What kind of backwards, destructive philosophy guides this president when he makes his decisions? Well, we already know. Obama is riddled with a hatred for what America has always been, and he wants to change it in ways that even his most fervent supporters never saw coming. In his last two years, unshackled by the restraints of appealing to the people, we could be in for a bumpy ride.

The argument against Jewish settlement expansion, in part, is that it limits the possibility of a two-state solution down the line. That’s simply not an argument at all. It’s time to move past this childish, absurd idea that Israel and a sovereign Palestine can live side by side at this point in history. How many times do we have to get smacked in the face by reality before we swallow it?

We live in dangerous times, and you would have to have your head deep inside your colon not to understand who the enemy is. If you need a refresher, take a trip over to Iraq and make an inquiry into the religious affiliations of the terrorist army currently cutting, slicing, and shooting their way to domination. See how those affiliations match up to those dominant in Palestinian territories. See how they match up to every major terrorist attack of the last twenty years, save one or two.

Islam may not be a religion hostile to the West by default, but enough of its practitioners are. We can no longer afford to ignore this reality for the sake of political correctness. It boggles the mind that we would even consider such a thing 13 years after the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history. But when you elect a president with a Muslim heritage and a distaste for American exceptionalism, you get what you paid for.